Mushroom | Yesterday, I Saw You Kissing Tiny Flowers

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Yesterday, I Saw You Kissing Tiny Flowers

by Mushroom

Acid folk singer Alison Faith Levy joins forces with San Francisco psychedelic jazz groovers Mushroom, featuring Josh Pollock of Acid Mother Gong
Genre: Rock: American Underground
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2. Josh Pollock
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3. Clay Alison
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4. Gas, Grass Or Ass - Nobody Rides For Free
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5. You Laugh At Me Because I'm Different, I Laugh At You Because You're All The Same
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6. Kraut Mask Replica
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7. Ocean Beach
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8. The Sun Machine Is Coming Down And We're Gonna Have A Party
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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Space rock / psychedelic jazz groovers Mushroom join forces with singer/songwriter Alison Faith Levy, known for her own albums (with members of Camper Van Beethoven) and as a member of the Loud Family (featuring Scott Miller of Game Theory). With Mushroom, Alison soars soulfully into another realm - that one reviewer described as "The Space Rock Eartha Kitt." Previous reviews of Alison's solo material have said:

"Alison Faith Levy, like her fellow San Franciscan Mark Eitzel, seeks to reconcile 1960's pop loveliness with the bleakness of the coming millenium." - SnackCake Magazine

"in one song, Levy's hypnotic voice slithers through her band's undulating fields of neopsychedelic rhythm, in another it moans over an acoustic blues; the music on her CD owes something to Dylan, Pink Floyd and late Beatles, but Levy's voice and sardonic, eloquent lyrics are all her own." - East Bay Express

On this new CD, Mushroom with it's ever expanding and changing line up includes:
Guitarist and vocalist (via his special megaphone) Josh Pollock - who has had the good fortune to collaborate with the likes of John Cale and Flea (both at the Patti Smith-curated Meltdown Festival in London), as well as Damo Suzuki, Kevin Ayers, and Gong mastermind Daevid Allen, with whom he's recorded the latest Gong album, plus five CDs with their band Daevid Allen's University Of Errors, and two CDs with that unholy hybrid of Gong and Japanese psych-terrorists Acid Mothers Temple, Acid Mothers Gong.

University of Error's bassist Michael Clare plays on several songs. When not playing percussion for Mushroom, Dave Mihaly can be found on stage and in the studio with country/folk star Jolie Holland.

Guitarist Tim Plowman recorded several albums for SST Records with his band Slovenly. Multi-instrumentalist Erik Pearson has most recently been working with Billy Talbot of (Neil Young and) Crazy Horse on Billy's solo project, while saxophonist and general handy man Ralph Carney spent much of his previous life as a member of Tom Waits band in-between sessions and gigs with Marc Ribot, Hal Wilner, the B-52's and Jonathan Richman.

On their album "Yesterday, I Saw You Kissing Tiny Flowers" - Alison Faith Levy & Mushroom take you on a journey to the centre of your mind- led by Mushroom drummer and producer Pat Thomas.







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A.T.

I like of both of these artists separately...
but together the combination is less then impressive. If you're expecting Levy's playing to strongly augment the Mushroom sound...it doesn't. Likewise the other way around. Really, it's a lukewarm recording of a Mushroom jam session with Levy and Pollock. I don't like it, and don't find much to come back to after listening a few times. There's not much to latch onto and no tasty playing or textures. Don't hate it, but also don't like it.